New Road Team

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Full nameNew Road Team
Founded1934; 88 years ago (1934)
GroundDasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu
LeagueMartyr's Memorial A-Division League
WebsiteClub website

New Road Team (Nepali: न्यु रोड टिम; better known by its abbreviation NRT) is a Nepalese multi-sports club, widely known for its football achievements. The club is based in Tripureshwor, Kathmandu. They compete in the Martyr's Memorial A-Division League.[1]


New Road Team, with European players.[when?]

NRT was established in 1991 BS (1934 AD).[2] Besides sports, the club was also active in mobilizing youth against the autocratic Rana regime. NRT is the oldest existing club in the Nepal.[citation needed]

For the season of 2013–2014 club decided not to participate in league and other domestic competitions. NRT were automatically demoted 'B' Division for not registering their team at ANFA for league season.[3]

In June 2022, in a statement issued by New Road Team's general secretary Narendraman Shrestha, the club will participate in the inaugural edition of Tuan Yang Terut Cup (TYT Cup) in Penang, Malaysia, organized by Melaka United, in the pre-season targeting the upcoming A-Division league.[4] The club then roped in few new faces including SAARC quota player Nicholas Fernandes from India and set on the pre-season tour to Malaysia and Thailand.[5] The club began their journey with a defeat to Indonesian Liga 2 side Karo United by 5–1. They again suffered a heavy defeat, by 5–0, in their second match against Malaysia Super League side Penang.[6]


Current squad[edit]

As of 3 January 2022[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Nepal   NEP Ajit Prajapati
2 GK Nepal   NEP Pujan Hona
22 DF Nepal   NEP Bibek Gurung
7 DF Nepal   NEP Sanam Sodemba Limbu
3 DF Nepal   NEP Bikram Dhimal
25 DF Nepal   NEP Pawan Shahi
27 DF Nepal   NEP Sanjiv Ariyal
6 DF Nepal   NEP Nabin Gurung
8 DF Nepal   NEP Sujan Sharma Dhital
5 DF Nepal   NEP Saroj Tamang
4 DF Nepal   NEP Shiva Gurung
9 DF Cameroon CMR Andre Thierry Biyik Biyik
18 MF Nepal   NEP Arik Bista
14 MF Nepal   NEP Sanjib Bista
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 MF Nepal   NEP Darshan Gurung
17 MF Nepal   NEP Dipesh Ghale
16 MF Nepal   NEP Ashok Thapa Magar
26 MF Nepal   NEP Bishal Rai
10 MF Nepal   NEP Ranjan Bista
10 MF Nepal   NEP Kritish Ratna Chhunju
13 MF Nepal   NEP Rujit Pudasaini
24 MF Nepal   NEP Mishan Lama
11 MF Cameroon CMR Messuke Etiegnle Olomou
19 FW Nepal   NEP Rajesh Pariyar
20 FW Nepal   NEP Laxman Gurung
21 FW Cameroon CMR Stephane Samir
23 FW Cameroon CMR Manish Sedai

Current Technical Squad[edit]

As of 3 January 2022 [8]
Position Name
Head Coach Raju Kaji Shakya
Assistant Coach Jeevan Sinkeman
Manager Surendra Shrestha
Goalkeeper Coach Tulshi Baju
Physiotherapist Saugat Shrestha

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1986: Qualifying Stage
1997: First Round
2010: Group Stage

League finishes[edit]

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
Season League Position AFC President's Cup
2005–06 A-Division 6th
2006–07 A-Division 8th
2010 A-Division 3rd Group stage[a]
2011 A-Division 7th
2011–12 National League 8th
2012–13 A-Division 5th
2013–14 A-Division Withdrew
2016 B-Division 2nd Competition disbanded
2018–19 A-Division 14th
2019–20 A-Division 8th
2021–22 A-Division 3rd





  1. ^ As there was no league held in 2009, the top team after the first half of the 2010 season was named as the Nepalese representative by the All Nepal Football Association for the 2010 AFC President's Cup.[9]


  1. ^ "Martyrs Memorial A Division League 2021/22 – 2078 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League". Hamaro Khel Kud. Archived from the original on 6 January 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Official New Road Team Website न्यु रोड टिम". Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2013-12-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "NRT to play TYT Cup in Malaysia Kathmandu (Our Sports)". Sabaiko Patrika. 4 June 2022. Archived from the original on 11 June 2022. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  5. ^ Staff Reporter, Hamro Khelkud (23 June 2022). "NRT (New Road Team) signs 9 players including Bishal Rai for pre-season tour". Kathmandu, Nepal: Hamro Khelkud. Archived from the original on 24 June 2022. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  6. ^ "New Road Team Suffer Heavy Defeat Against Penang FC In The TYT Cup". Goal Nepal. 2 July 2022. Archived from the original on 4 July 2022. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Our A Division Team". NRT. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  8. ^ "'A' DIVISION OFFICIAL". NRT. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2022.
  9. ^ "NRT to play AFC Presidents Cup". The Himalayan Times. 2 April 2010. Archived from the original on 12 March 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  10. ^ Chaudhuri, Arunava. "List of Winners/Runners-Up of the Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup". Indian Football Network. Archived from the original on 6 October 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.

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